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Reflect on your career direction and connect with someone new!
Join Together, a mentoring pilot by DMSPC and ESCAP.

 

WHO?

Mentees:

  • Secretariat staff of all levels (General Service through senior leaders) in the following job networks:
    • POLNET: Political, Peace and Humanitarian Network
    • DEVNET: Economic, Social and Development Network
    • INFONET: Public Information and Conference Management Network
       
  • Some inter-agency staff will participate! (entities TBC)
     

​Mentors:

  • Secretariat staff of all levels (General Service through senior leaders) in all job networks
  • Staff in POLNET, DEVNET and INFONET are especially encouraged
  • Some inter-agency staff will participate (entities TBC).

 

All participants must have Fixed-term, Continuing, or Permanent appointments.
 

CALL FOR MENTORS (FLYER)

CALL FOR SENIOR LEADER MENTORS (FLYER)


WHAT?

A four-month pilot programme in which staff can join as mentees or mentors (or both).

  • Participants fill out an online questionnaire and are paired with suggested mentors or mentees.
  • Participant preferences, their current level and seniority in the Organization are some of the factors that drive the pairing algorithm.
  • Pairs will be suggested across job networks and across categories of staff. A POLNET staff member may be paired with someone in DEVNET. A General Service mentee may be paired with a Professional mentor. Directors and Assistant-Secretaries-General and Under-Secretaries-General will also be invited to join.
  • Pairs agree on and commit to a frequency of meetings for the 4-month period. Two per month are recommended but not required. Meetings can be held through video or phone calls. 
     


 


WHY?

  • Staff have expressed a need for more career development opportunities. This was clear from the results of the 2019 Staff Engagement Survey, among other feedback tools. 
  • Mentoring is an excellent way for staff to learn from more senior, experienced colleagues.
  • It gives senior staff a chance to reflect, to assess what they’ve learned and to help others navigate their journeys.
  • On an organizational level, mentoring relationships can improve morale, productivity and retention.
     

WATCH THE VIDEO


WHEN?

  • 14 – 28 August: registration for mentors
  • 31 August – 7 September: registration for mentees
  • Week of 14 September: pairing of mentors and mentees

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